Join us for an evening of music at the Ordway with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. The evening will begin at the SPCO Gathering Space two blocks from the Ordway where we will enjoy gathering with fellow alums, a light dinner, and an informative talk by Kyu-Young Kim, Principal Second Violin and Senior Director of Artistic Planning for the SPCO. We will proceed to the Ordway, a short walk away, to enjoy the performance by the SPCO.
Date: Thursday, October 2
Time: 5:45-6:30 socializing and light dinner Location for reception/speaker: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
7:30 concert at the Ordway
The Historic Hamm Building, Third Floor
408 Saint Peter Street
St Paul, MN 55102
Location for concert: The Ordway, 345 Washington St., St. Paul, 55102
Cost: $35/person. Please pay online on the DCMW website athttp://midwest.dartmouth.org/s/1353/clubs-classes-interior.aspx?sid=1353&gid=231&pgid=3107 , select Other Payments and indicate what the payment is for. You may also send a check payable to DCMW c/o David Ellingrud, 2300 Vernon Circle, Minnetonka, MN 55305. (If you send a check please let Margaret know so we can reserve your spot.)
DEADLINE: September 20. Tickets are limited so please purchase your tickets quickly to ensure your attendance.
Questions: Margaret Vergeyle, firstname.lastname@example.org, 952-250-1118
About the concert:
Heralded as “one of the great Sibelians of our day,” (The Telegraph) conductor John Storgårds leads from the podium in his debut performance with the SPCO, which opens with Sibelius’s stately Pelléas and Mélisande. Baiba Skride, also making her SPCO debut with Swiss composer Frank Martin’s Violin Concerto, has been praised for playing with “panache and with a release of wonders of emotion, subtlety and virtuosity” (Ouest France). The program closes with Beethoven’s unyieldingly powerful Fifth Symphony. About the speaker:
Kyu-Young Kim, Principal Second Violin of the SPCO as well as the orchestra’s Senior Director of Artistic Planning, is one of the most versatile and accomplished violinists of his generation. His appointment as the SPCO’s head of artistic planning marks the first time an SPCO musician has served in a senior management role. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune for his “flawless musical and technical command”, Kim has toured throughout North America, Europe and Asia, performing in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Seoul Arts Center, the Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), and the Beethoven-Haus (Bonn). As a founding member of the Daedalus Quartet, winners of the Grand Prize at the 2001 Banff International String Quartet Competition, he performed in many of the major halls of Europe, including the Musikverein (Vienna), the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the Philharmonie (Cologne), the Cité de la Musique (Paris), the Mozarteum (Salzburg), the Festpielhaus (Baden-Baden), and the Megaron (Athens), and was a member of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Two Program. He has also served as guest concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and was a member of both the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Kim has received degrees from the Curtis Institute, the Juilliard School, and the Cleveland Institute of Music, and has studied with Donald Weilerstein, Robert Mann, Jaime Laredo, Yumi Scott and Shirley Givens.